Donostia/San Sebastián has become one of the nerve centers of important medical, scientific and cultural events. A rising figure, as more and more national and international events decide to move to the capital attracted also by the progress in science, technology and society that the city has experienced.
Contact person: Responsable de Congresos y Eventos
Address: San Sebastian
San Sebasitán, known as “La perla del Cantábrico” is an elegant and beautiful city whose maximum exponent is La Concha Bay and in which good gastronomy is guaranteed with its 18 Michelin stars. In San Sebastián the incentives make winks to a lively and unique Basque culture in the world. Located in the north, 20 km from France, San Sebastián -la Perla del Cantábrico offers: three beaches, three mountains, an island and the Bay of La Concha (Best beach in Europe and Spain; and sixth best beach in the world, according to Tripadvisor Travelers´Choice 2017-2018-2019). In addition, it has been recognized as the Best European Destination (Expert’s Choice TripExpert 2018), a city made on a human scale, with 186,000 inhabitants, and elegant, well-maintained, quiet and safe capital.
San Sebastián is one of the destinations in Spain that attracts the most international congresses according to the International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA) and the 7th statewide.
VENUES AND ACCESSIBILITY
You are able to move to the Belle Époque, relive historical and cultural landmarks or contemplate the waves of the Cantabrian Sea.
Among its novelties, recently opened venues such as Chillida Leku: a unique museum, made in itself as a great work of art, Tabakalera, or the newly renovated Anoeta Stadium.
New opening of hotels with winks to the charms of San Sebastián: 400 new rooms between 2019-2020. A city in which distances are made on foot with a network of pedestrian streets that prioritize the enjoyment of the city to pedestrians.
Good connections with Madrid airport - 7 daily flights - and through the airports of Bilbao and Biarritz with the main European capitals.
MICHELIN STAR GASTRONOMY
Second city with the most Michelin Stars per m2 in the world: 18 Best Food Destination 2017 (Caterwings)
Lonely Planet Ultimate Eatlist 2018 Colorful cuisine: pintxos, cider houses, txakolí vineyards, traditional cuisine, signature cuisine, etc.
Millenary Basque culture with its own language, Basque, unique traditions and sports
Authentic incentive experiences that combine Basque folklore, Basque culture, local cuisine and traditional sports, as well as water sports or in the middle of nature.
The Basque destination best valued by the congressmen in the IBILTUR MICE satisfaction survey of the Basque Government.
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Mentions / Awards / Awards Sustainability Award of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 2019 Europe Prize Council of Europe (2019) Sustainable Tourist Destination at European level in 2018. European Capital of Cultural in 2016